Have you noticed that in the last few weeks of the school year, it gets a bit more challenging to motivate kids write? Summer is an ideal time for making plans and getting kids involved in making lists. Enjoy this storybook lesson and two #WritingForRealPurposes freebies!
When children learn to write, many struggle with moving beyond attempting the first letter of a word, or copying something down. While more confident students will ‘stretch out the word’, others need a more visual, concrete strategy. It wasn’t until I was teaching (and being trained in) Reading Recovery that I learned to teach students about Read More…
That Fun Reading Teacher’s top three story choices for Remembrance Day, and a video link to Linus reciting ‘In Flanders Fields’.
What are Sight Words, Dolch words and high frequency words? | #sightwords #earlylearning #earlyliteracy #teaching #ThatFunReadingTeacher
Does your child like to role-play? The good news is that there are a lot of opportunities for reading and writing practice through play – and here are examples and links to some (deceptive) templates to aid in the fun!
Considering creating personal alphabet books with your students? Here are some tips to help keep it manageable!
Beginning readers and writers often have a number of confusions to work out. One of the most fundamental and easily missed is knowing the difference between letters and words. Here are some tried and true strategies from the Reading Recovery world that work! #letters #words #earlylearning #teaching #readingrecovery
An explanation for parents about why kids bring home books they can already read and how to make the best of them! Link to free handout! #familiarreading #earlyliteracy #bts #tpt #kindergarten #primary #ThatFunReadingTeacher
The benefits of a personal alphabet book – lessons from my Reading Recovery days | That Fun Reading Teacher.com